Community Updates

The community updates page centralizes information including links to community and newcomer services, funding opportunities, media release, research reports and related resources. Please click  the category below to access relevant information or scroll down to read further.


Community Programs

Community Cafe hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East 

Fitness Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

Food Bank Hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East

Fun for Seniors – Senior’s Cafe

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Program

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Walk-in Clinic

Senior’s Cafe – Fun for Seniors_Dorset Park Hub

Sisters Connected – Program for aged 15 – 22 at CICS

Women’s Wellness Patois at Malvern

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Education and Language Programs

ELT in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Engineering,…. at TDSB

English Conversation Classes -MFRS

English Conversation Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

English Courses for Adult Immigrants @ Wadern Adult Education Centre

ESL Classes at TSDB – Scarborough 

Free ESL Classes in Scarborough … SPECIAL FOCUS_TDSB

Frontier College – LBS Programs for Youth and Adults at New Location 

Language for Workplace Connections @ ACCES Employment 

LINC Full time and Part time classes at Midland & Finch

Literacy and Basic Skills Classes at St Leonard Adults Education Centre

Literacy & Basic Skills Literacy Classes for Youth and Adults – Scarborough Frontier College 

Literacy, Math and Computer Classes_Frontier College 


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Employment Support

ACCES Employment – Bridging Programs Contact Information

ACCES Employment Job Connections Programs

After School Program for Youth Ages 10 to 18 @ CICS Immigrant Resource Centre

Bridging Program_Healthcare, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology and Office Administration

Business Office Skills – Free Program for women interested in entry-level office Admin & Customer service 

Coaching-to-Career Program

CPAC Gateway to Banking and Finance Employment Program 

Employment Service @ Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Free Certificate Training Program at New Circles Community Services 

Healthcare Connections_Alternative Career Options for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals 

HOPES – Building Strengths for Work 

HOPES -Building Strengths for Work – A program for Newcomers Struggling with Resettlement Stress 

Mentorship Program at CICS

Sales and Marketing Connections – ACCES Employment

The Mentoring Partnership at Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Youth Job Connection – Paid Pre-employment Training 

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Funding Opportunities & Call for Proposals

Black Youth Leadership Project Grant to Confront Anti-Black Racism_Deadline_Nov 17, 2017 – New !

Federal government offers loans to Service Provider Organizations to help with credential recognition_Deadline_Nov 24, 2017 

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Funding Opportunities – Ongoing Call for Proposals

Metcalf Foundation Opportunity Fund – improve the economic livelihoods of Toronto’s working poor 

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Health Programs

Access to Health Care and Family Doctor for LGBTQ Newcomers 

Breakthrough – Counselling and Seminars 

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program @ Carefirst

Carefirst Community Cardiovascular -Prevention and Rehabilitation Program

Caregiver Support Group for people with Alzheimer’s Disease @ Carefirst

Caregiver Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association_Overview

Chronic Disease Management Program at Carefirst

Drop-in group therapy sessions for women dealing with substance abuse issues in the Scarborough Community 

Food for thought – A Healthy Lifestyle Series Workshops at SCHC

Free Dental Clinic by Toronto Public Health for Children, Parents and Seniors 

Free Service for Parents Coping with a Crying Infant Birth- 3 years

Grab Some Good – Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Healthy Food @ EXRESSMART Scarborough 

Health Care Services for People without Insurance in Toronto

Online course on Refugee Mental Health in French

Primary Care in French Now in Scarborough at TAIBU Community Health Centre

Project H E A L _ Free Program for Newcomers

Renal Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Scarborough Postpartum Support Network – Counseling, Education, Support Groups and Referral for New Parent

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Housing and Legal Services

2015 Rent Increase Guideline 

John Howard Society – Supporting new Beginnings

John Howard Society – Supporting the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of persons who have been in conflict with the law

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Families 

New Circles – Do you need clothing – Gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories 

New Program – Comprehensive Reintegration-Rehabilitation Services for Individuals who have been trafficked

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario Programs in Scarborough

Toronto Rent Bank for Low Income Families 

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News/Media Release/ Newsletters

Ontario Adds 34,700 Jobs in September – Province Focused on Supporting Job Creation and Helping People Get Ahead_Oct 06, 2017 – New !

Ontario Lowering the Cost of Transit – Province Cutting Cost to Ride the TTC in Half for People Paying to Ride GO Transit and UP Express_Oct 06, 2017 – New !

Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose – Ontario Introduces Bill to Create Safe Access to Abortion Services_Oct 04, 2017 – New !

Ontario Basic Income Pilot Helping Provide More Security and Opportunity – 400 People to Receive a Basic Income This Month, Pilot Launching in Lindsay_Oct 04, 2017 – New !

Ontario Improving Mental Health Services for People Across the Province – Province Also Marks Start of Construction of Major Redevelopment at CAMH_Oct 02, 2017 – New !

Ontario Expanding Worker Protections for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence – Ontario Proposes Expanded Job-Protected Leave_Oct 05, 2017 – New !

450,000 Immigrants Per Year Could Boost Canada’s Economy if Newcomers Have Better Job Outcomes_Conference Board of Canada_Oct 02, 2017 

Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration meets again in Ottawa_Sep 29, 2017   

Helping Black Youth Succeed Through Mentorship – Ontario Launching New Program for Black Youth 

Legal Aid Ontario Advisory Committee on legal services to the Black community_Aug 16, 2017 

 Ontario Helping Social Assistance Recipients Get Ahead – Province Changing Compensation Award Exemption Rules_Aug 11, 2017 

Ontario Expanding Before- And After-School Care for Families_Sep 21, 2017  

Ontario Helping People Understand Workplace Rights and Responsibilities – New Program Now Open to Protect Employees and Support Employers-Sep 18, 2017 

Ontario Taking Steps to Increase Employment for People with Disabilities_Sep 27, 2017  

Promoting Diversity in the Judiciary – Province Working to Recruit More Judges from Indigenous and Diverse Communities_Aug 11, 2017

Province Commits to expanding dialysis in Scarborough_Aug 30, 2017 

Scarborough & Rouge Hospital celebrates end of treatment bell donation for Paediatric cancer clinic_Aug 31, 2017 

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Research and Reports

2016 Report card – Child & Youth Mental Health – Children’s Mental Health Ontario 

A Basic Income for Canadians – What Would Change – January 2017 

C2C – Building Toronto, Creating Community Report_October 2014 

CLEO’s Centre for Research and Innovation -New discussion paper: Linking health literacy and legal capability 

Community Engagement Session – TSH Strategic Plan Report_October 2014 

Community Impact – Toronto Youth Equity Strategy_January 2014

Consumers Road – Community Services and Facilities Study_May 27, 2015  

Eglinton East LRT Presentation_May 18, 2016 

Election Ontario makes voting easy – Fact sheet 

Environmental Scan of food security networks in Toronto_July 2016 

Express Entry – Mid Year Report – July 2015 

Get Emergency Ready – Personal Preparedness Guide_March 2015 

First bulletin of the 2015 C2C City Budget campaign   

Immigrant Friendly Cities Report_ February 14, 2014

Resilient Nieghbourhood Economies – A Foundation’s strategic learning from a three-year investment in local communities_April 2016 

The Impact of Accessible Pharmacare on Health 

To Prosperity – Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy_June 25, 2015 

Toronto Police Service_The Police Community Engagement Review Report_Phase II 

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Settlement Support Programs

ACSA Newcomer Centre Services and Programs

Active Living Centre for Seniors 

Affiche Services en francais à Scarborough commune 

‘Afterschool Newcomer Hubs’ for youth

Building On Neighbourhood Diversity (BOND) – Weekly Drop-in for LGBTIQ+ Youth 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at Storefront 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at TAIBU – Malvern 

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)_ French

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)

Girls United – Empower Yourself and Share Experience_Program for Young Women 

LGBTQ Support program by ASAAP in Scarborough 

Next Stop Canada – Online Pre-arrival Programs 

Newcomer Settlement Services_SAFSS

Newcomer Youth Program at East Metro 

Our House – Your House_Strengthening Families Program – EMYS 

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE – Community Safety Dog Walking -Community Walking Initiative 

Youth & Family Counselling @ Malvern Family Resource Centre 

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